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about it, we will continue to see pockets of moderate to heavy rain all through the commute. and the difference between yesterday and 24 hours ago is also we're picking up some very gusty winds out of the southeast up to 20 to 25 miles per hour. air temperature if it matters is in the mid-50s at this hour. now, meanwhile, we do have an urban and small stream flood advisory in effect which means when you step out, there's going to be a lot of ponding on the sidewalks and on the streets and on the freeways, the highways, as well. and we will see this urban and small stream flood advisory in effect all the way until 7:00 this morning. daytime highs in the 60s with heavy downpours and thunderstorms. we have seen plenty of lightning this morning. when will we buy a break? about midafternoon tomorrow. and then friday yet another system is poised to move into the bay area producing light amounts of rainfall, same story again on monday. but meanwhile, elizabeth, it is
hazardous. it's really dangerous. we continue to get these new flooding reports coming in. that seems to be one of the biggest issues. they are in all parts of the bay area from sausalito, oakland, san francisco, new one coming in, in emeryville. on top of everything else, we have a high wind advisory in effect at the bay bridge. slight delays right now some of the cash lanes, middle lanes that we are seeing ponding. and i know i almost hydroplaned a couple of times on the bay bridge. take it extra careful, please. in oakland, 880 northbound 880 at 23rd, i mentioned some flooding reports there. now there's a big rig stuck in some of the ponding water on the freeway so there is a delay approaching 23rd. a traffic alert remains in effect in the dublin-pleasanton area. it was a tractor-trailer that actually hit the center divide and now there's damage to the guardrail and fence in the area westbound 580 approaching 680. so there will be a backup there. coming up, we'll take a check of mass transit. there are some bart delays i want to let you know. that's all just minutes away. in the meantime, back to you guys.
>> all right. thank you, elizabeth. wet weather has been playing a big role in traffic accidents. drivers around here are just not used to healthy downpours anymore. accident here at north san jose yesterday an suv spun out on the guadalupe freeway near mineta international airport. there was also some minor flooding on some other stretches of highway 87. of course, this morning, it's a mess. some brand-new flooding this morning in san jose, as well. kiet do joins us live from alameda and stockton avenue in san jose with more. good morning, kiet. >> reporter: good morning. this is a huge mess under the railroad bridge. this is the bridge that leads to the caltrain and diridon station here. this car is about under 3 feet of water or so. the good news right now is that the water is receding. if you look tow ride, you can see the public works department trying to unclog the drains that clogged up out here in downtown san jose. so this all happened in the
4:00 hour. i'm guessing that i heard a lot of the heavy rainstorms passed by in the 2:00 hour. so it took some time for the water to collect down here. but this woman, she tried to bring her car under the bridge probably not a good idea to do that withstanding water. we tried to talk with her. she was okay. we tried to talk with her. here's what happened. are you okay? >> yeah. i'm okay but i don't want to -- i don't want an interview. >> reporter: okay. what happened? [ no response ] >> reporter: what happened? so she is doing all right. san jose police took her away. firefighters and police officers were giving her pats on the back and hugs. she was barefoot, soaked to the bone. so good luck to her. hope everything is all right. you're looking at a live picture here of public works department trying to unclog this drain trying to free up the roadway. this is a busy road in downtown san jose. coming up in the next half-hour we have dramatic footage of 280 southbound, the connector ramp on 87 northbound, good bit of flooding out there.
you can always stick around that. we'll have that at the bottom of the hour. kiet do, kpix 5. >> thank you. let's check in with ryan takeo in san francisco and see how things are there. >> reporter: it's a mess over here, too. we're just under 101 at satisfy sar chavez and as dean zooms in, you can see three cars under water at cesar chavez. the police say basically told us that there was flooding on 101 and and the water spilled over and it's the collection area right there underneath. we talked to one of the drivers in the last half-hour and he said he didn't see this coming. he was on his way home. he was trying to get home. and he was trying to actually stop other people from coming in. he was the first one to get submerged. and i talked to another driver. basically, what she said is she had to, basically, swim out. so i talked to her. she was drenched. couple of folks were too shaken to talk on camera but we talked
to one of them and you'll hear from him coming up at 5:30 in our next hit but right now this on-ramp on the 101 is closed. over here at cesar chavez over in the mission, you can see that no traffic is coming by here. and police have it blocked off about a block away. so if you are coming around this area, bayshore, cesar chavez, you want to prepare for an alternate route and a detour because -- i would take mission. that's what i took. it's really a mess out here. flooding -- we're still waiting to see and hear back exactly how long this area is going to be closed. but it doesn't look like it's going to be anytime soon because there will be 3 cars submerged under water basically and folks had to swim out. but everyone as far as we know is okay. live in san francisco, ryan takeo, kpix 5. >> thank you. one of those days you should call your airline too before heading off to sfo or oakland or san jose.
yesterday was frustrating for people trying to use sfo. in fact, airlines canceled 146 flights altogether. many others were delayed for a number of hours. >> one problem in a storm i like to is falling trees. this one is in san rafael. a 40-foot oak tree fell and blocked the front door of a home. the family couldn't get out. crews eventually removed the tree. [ chainsaw ] well, it was a busy day for public works crews in san francisco yesterday. this tree toppled over on waller street just off divisadero and as you can see that root ball tore open the sidewalk and the rest of the tree crushed this toyota. not far from there, we found crews cleaning up on guerrero street. this tree split in half. the good news is it didn't crush any cars but the tree itself was so badly damaged, the whole thing had to be removed. and for all things weather, be sure to bookmark kpix.com. it's a good tool to have on
your devices. get hour-by-hour forecasts upload your storm pictures and you can track the radar on the go by downloading the new cbs bay area weather app. some other news now, some san francisco police officers are getting way too much in overtime. that's because of poor recordkeeping by the payroll department apparently. city officials discovered several problems during an audit. there's mismanagement of payroll documents and errors in pay. sfpd is one of two city agencies that doesn't use new software to eliminate problems. police say this is something they don't see every day. a suspect using a stolen iphone to snap selfies. here he is take a look. all of the selfies were uploaded to the cloud account of the stockton woman he robbed. she saw them and then turned them over to police. stockton police say they received many tips on who the man is. but they have not made an arrest. new this morning, a lawsuit has been filed against bill cosby in los angeles.
in it, a woman claims the comedian sexual assaulted her in 1974 at the playboy manages when she was just 15. recent weeks more than a dozen women have raised allegations against the comedian. no criminal charges have been filed against bill cosby. he still refuses to talk about the accusations levied against him. you might not recognize the name of bobby keys but you probably heard his saxophone on rolling stones recordings including brown sugar. ♪[ music ] >> bobby keys is from lubbock, texas, where he played with buddy holly and then ran into the stones at a concert in 1964. he hit it off with keith richards and without up playing with the stones for most of his life -- he wound up playing with the stones for most of his life. he died at the age of 70. 5:08 on this rainy tuesday morning. a hearing on capitol hill today looks into dangerous airbags linked to several deaths. why the manufacturer refuses to expand a recall.
>> plus cameras rolling as emergency crews rescue a teenager in a chimney. what they say he was trying to do when he got stuck. >> day 2 of heavy rainfall and now another factor you need to know about as you head out the door. the complete forecast is still straight ahead. >> and it's been a crazy commute already and not in a good way. we have this accident now coming in a traffic alert overturned semi truck in fairfield and numerous flooding reports coming in, in parts of marin county. we'll take a check of the roads. here's a live look at a very slick richmond/san rafael bridge. your full commute after this break. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
forecast in just a few minu good morning. greg wilk at the helm this morning at the golden gate bridge. according to our hi-def doppler radar, we have moderate to heavy rainfall at this hour. that rainfall streams all the way into vallejo and american canyon. it is a nasty morning commute. elizabeth and i have traffic and weather together as the morning news continues. lightning over petaluma started at 8:00 last night and tips this morning. we have had hundreds of lightning strikes especially in
the north bay. a teen tried to shimmy down a chimney. an aerocart boy found out it doesn't work. the 13-year-old took an extension cord and went down the chimney. he got stuck in the flue. he had his cell phone and called his mother and 911. imagine what that call was like. rescuers were able to get to the house and remove him from the chimney. >> apparently he was locked out so he tried to get in. classes at two schools in knoxville, tennessee are cancelled because of a deadly school bus crash. two children and a school aid were killed in the collision involving buses from two different schools. one bus hit the other head on after crossing a median. counselors are available at both schools. 5:13. happening today, takata executives face a congressional panel during a hearing on capitol hill. the company has ignored federal demands to expand a recall of its defective airbags. midnight deadline for takata to
expand a recall of the airbags nationwide passed with no move by the company. airbags were found to explode sending metal pieces flying through the vehicle. minnesota woman was injured when the takata airbag exploded in her bmw last year. >> i just told my husband i said i cannot see anything with my eyes, i'm blind. >> the defect has been linked to at least five deaths. takata says automakers should be the ones to issue a recall. 14million vehicles have been recalled worldwide. seven automakers are beginning their own investigation into the deadly defect. after years of decline in consumption, californians are suddenly pumping more gas. an increase of nearly 1% this past year ends an eight-year downward trend. the improving economy is credited. declining consumption was due to more fuel-efficient vehicles and higher gas prices. with that in mind, time for traffic now, liz. i think you're going to be very
busy. >> we are. we came out of the caldecott tunnel this morning on the way to work and all of a sudden you could barely see. there's a lot of hydroplaning going on a lot of flooding in the roads. that's when we keep getting word of now these new flooding reports coming in all over the east bay, south bay, north bay is hit. no part of the bay area is spared, unfortunately. so be extra careful on your morning drive or use mass transit. here's a live look in oakland. 880 you can see some of the rain coming down near the oakland coliseum. if you are going to the oakland airport there are some delays near 23rd. flooding reports continue there. and a stalled big rig as well as coming into sausalito. we are hearing up to three lanes are blocked southbound 101 approaching the sausalito exit. the marin county commute has been pounded by rain earlier, there was a full forecast in petaluma all lanes now back open there. but again be extra careful. it's very slick across the golden gate bridge. i can see the camera just behind me. at the bay bridge we have a high wind advisory in effect so in addition to the wet weather
we also have winds. a traffic alert, tractor- trailer crash westbound 580 approaching 680. unfortunately, still a very slow ride. right now it's just kind of the repairing of the guardrail in the area. it's heavy through the livermore valley. and this overturned semi they are cleaning it up in fairfield westbound 80 approaching abernathy. flooding reports on that stretch of road, as well. so i have been encouraging people to use bart. everything is okay except an alert in effect 15 to 25-minute delays but i still recommend this over the roads and it's just in the pittsburg-bay point direction. it's a delay at the san francisco station heading in from bay point due to equipment problems. the rest of mass transit is on time. back to you. it is raining and it is windy and it will continue to
be raining and windy throughout the entire morning commute. good morning, everybody. heading out the door this morning, this is our hi-def doppler radar. the difference between yesterday and today, at this time on tuesday everybody was getting wet at the same time. now we are seeing lines of showers rolling through the bay area. some contain moderate to heavy downpours. let's go to the east bay area. this cell is over san ramon. if you live there, you know what i'm talking about. heavy rain. 580/680 corridor getting a break. but we have heavy rain through the altamont pass. highway 37 and 101 north and south moderate to heavy rain. there's another cell that just developed just east of the san mateo bridge. it's lifting north. los altos hills heavy rain. temperatures 50s and 60s. southeast winds gusting up to
31 miles per hour in san jose at this hour. 15 right here at the golden gate bridge where you can see the rain continues to fall. at times, today, occasional heavy rainfall with the possibility of a thunderstorm. we saw lots of lightning bolts around 3 a.m. we'll continue to see lingering showers into thursday morning. right now we're looking at this back here. this promises another threat of rain showers come friday. meanwhile we're dealing with the core of the center of the area of low pressure and that's why the air mass is so unstable and will hit those pockets of rain here and there as the morning progresses. there goes a line through your afternoon commute. your evening commute will find you with scattered rain showers. pretty ominous at times, as well. so let's tally it up over the next 24 hours. easily over an inch of rain in santa rosa as well as in hayward. hefty amounts in the city by the bay. .75" of rain expected in san francisco.
three-tenths in san jose. now, meanwhile, we have a winter storm warning. that remains in effect until tomorrow in the high sierra above 7,000 feet where two feet of snow are expected. we have already calculated about 12" have fallen. 60s across the board today in the bay area with the southeast winds. up to 20 and 25 miles per hour. here's your extended forecast. we do call for lingering showers on thursday. a good chance of yet another round of rain on friday and then monday right now is still up for grabs. computer models suggest we could see more rain moving in here with a hint of some sunshine, as well. very active morning. >> sunshine? what's that? >> i know. it's going to be dry this weekend. >> we hear the skiers all clapping out there. >> get the skis together. >> skiers and borders. happening today, we are getting a look at how the bay area played a part in the next generation spacecraft. nasa ames is showing how they helped develop orion the vessel that will land astronauts on
mars and eventually on an asteroid. the first test launch is tomorrow at the kennedy space center in florida. we'll get our first look today at the new drones similar to these so you may see flying around alameda county. the sheriff's department is showing off their new crime- fighting tools at the office of homeland security at noon. the drones will be used in limited public safety missions. 5:20. today's jobs report jill schlesinger tells us a college degree is still a major as set when it comes to finding the best jobs. >> reporter: the great recession wiped out millions of jobs. but in the recovery, those who finished college are doing better than those who didn't. the national unemployment rate stands at 5.8%. but here in california, those with a bachelor's degree or higher are in much better shape with an unemployment rate of 4.6%. those who didn't finish high school have a 10.2% unemployment rate. pew research found the value of a college degree has increased from one generation to the
next. between 1965 and 2013, median annual earnings among college- educated full-time workers rose to 45,$500. meanwhile, earnings for their high school educated peers fell more than $3,000 to $28,000 for the same period. and it adds up over time. the federal reserve bank found that average college graduates can expect to earn at least $800,000 more than the average high school graduate over a lifetime. that seems like a good payoff for higher education. i'm jill schlesinger for kpix 5. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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weather in marin county... e good morning. when i suggested going live from oracle arena for my sportscast last night my producer laughed it off saying, quote, dude, they're playing orlando. it's going to be a blowout. roll the highlights, please. warriors back at home after a 5- 0 road trip. golden state trailed orlando by 9 with four minutes left. but then klay thompson capped a 9-0 run to tie the game at 93. so 45 seconds left, and here comes harris to give the magic back the lead with the tough layoff. they led 97-95. so final seconds, still down 2, here's the finish. >> curry for the lead -- good!! >> yes. steph curry with the game
winning three with two seconds left. warriors win 98-97. the tenth straight win. they can tie the franchise record for consecutive wins on thursday. todd mcclelland probably happy that jim harbaugh is getting all the attention now. second period san jose trailing 1-0. score to tie the game at one. third period, 20 seconds left. marleau denied but the puck loose, nieto the former san francisco bowl scores with 11 seconds left. couple of buzzer beaters in the bay area and the sharks are 2-1 winners. stay dry, everybody. i'm dennis o'donnell. see you tonight. i'm ryan takeo live in san francisco. big problems from the overnight rain. and we'll show you the pictures of three cars submerged under water coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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marin county the bay area ig hit from a powe got a live look on the roads from mobile weather 101 northbound up at marin county. the bay area taking a big hit from a powerful storm and it's causing a flood of trouble this morning. >> reporter: heavy thunderstorms and local flooding here lead to a submerge car. this woman did get out safely. we have a live report coming up. >> day 2 of heavy rain in the bay area, now we have another weather feature you need to know about. we have our "eye on the storm." >> it is really a mess on the roads. one of the worst commutes that i can remember coming into work. this is a live look right now at the bay bridge. we have high wind advisories, traffic alerts and flooding. more coming up. good morning, it's wednesday, december 3. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. nearly 5:30 now. rare thunderstorms hit the bay area overnight.
we have had hundreds of lightning strikes and more are likely today. >> and our storm team coverage roberta gonzales is in the weather center live out in the elements. we have kiet do in san jose. but we kick it off with ryan takeo in san francisco weathering the storm. good morning. >> reporter: hey, frank. the rain stopped here for a little bit last half-hour but there are huge problems we're talking about underneath 101 at anna chavez. check it out. three cars under water. this happened at 4 a.m. crews are trying to clean it up and starting to drain out that water. once that's done we expect a couple of tow trucks to eventually open up the off- ramps at anna chavez. we talked to drivers. one driver said he came around the curve, he was getting off 101, he was heading northbound from the peninsula. and he was trying to get off at anna chavez. he came around the bend and,
um, there was a lake there. it happened about 4:00. and then we'll let him explain what else happened. >> the rain was gittin out of hand and i tried to get off the freeway and save myself and winded up in deeper trouble than i thought and just waiting, you know, i called the tow they said a few hours, there's a lot of stuff going on in the city right now. i wa trying togit out of here and get home, man. >> reporter: other drivers had to swim out and so they didn't expect that. they had one girl i -- one girl i talked to, she was driving. she had to swim out. she had jeans on. she's basically drenched from head to toe. she was trying to get to work and did not have this in her plans. of course, this area, this on- ramp right here, to get on 101 at cesar chavez is closed. we are waiting for them to
clean up. live in san francisco, ryan takeo, kpix 5. >> what a mess. this is more hit and miss. but boy when it pours, it is, it's coming down. >> coming down. >> i drove 40 miles and it took me an hour and five minutes. i saw four accidents and one toppled tree. that's going to be the scenario today because the winds are also now a huge factor as you head on out the door. it's hi-def doppler radar. look at all the shades of yellow and orange and red. we have seen a lot of lightning this morning, as well. mainly off the coast of san francisco. then moving onshore also in mill valley where we continue to see copious amounts of of rain from novato through petaluma and into vallejo. north bay getting hammered. there's a fetch of moisture
still out over the open waters. temperatures currently out the door into the 50s and 60 in oakland. urban and small stream flood advisory in effect until 7 a.m. because of all the ponding on the roads. 60s today with an occasional period of heavy rain and thunderstorms. gusty winds and showers into thursday, a new storm system on friday. elizabeth, how bad is it? >> it's bad. we're seeing a lot of accidents. for us coming into work, at 3:00, it was rough for us. some of the puddles are so big they splash over your car making it really difficult to see. unfortunately, the accidents continue to come in. like, i've been watching san francisco specifically. we had a couple of issues going on, on 101. we at least have better news for one of these accidents. central freeway ramp from northbound 101 just reopened. so you can use that again. it had been closed due to flooding. there is another tweet from
"kcbs traffic" northbound 101 at vermont street. there was a small landslide a tree on a car. that's still there. so still blocking a couple of lanes approaching that vermont street exit. here's a live look at the bay bridge. you can see how the rain is coming downright now. just some slight delays -- actually down from a typical commute. we are not seeing as many cars at this time as we usually see. maybe people are staying home or taking bart. there's a high wind advisory in effect for the bay bridge, as well. back to you guys. >> all right. thank you, elizabeth. the wet weather has been playing a role in some traffic accidents. drivers around here are just not used to those healthy downpours anymore. here's an accident scene in north san jose yesterday. an suv spun out along the guadalupe parkway freeway near mineta international airport. there's also some minor flooding on other stretches of highway 87. there's more flooding this morning in san jose. kiet do joins us live from alameda and stockton avenue. kiet. >> reporter: yeah. good morning. you know, the good news out here is we can finally see the
wheel wells on this mercury sedan. public works is out here trying to unclog the sewers and drain the water. looks like they are doing a good job. i can see a little whirlpool so this water is receding as we speak. thunderstorms hit right around 2 a.m. and then a couple of hours after that, that's when we started seeing a lot of the massive flooding and street flooding here in san jose. we have some footage of the woman who was trapped inside this car. the woman got a lot of hugs and pats on the back from police officers and firefighters. she was barefoot completely soaked to the bone. we tried to talk with her but she did not want to talk on camera but she did indicate that she was doing all right. okay. on to highway 280 southbound, this is the 87 off-ramp, check out the officer, he has his emergency lights set up directing people around the standing water. one driver making the approach at full speed disregarded the officer, went around, hit that water, rooster tail of
floodwater everywhere and then the engine floods and it died trapping the driver in two feet of water and then that officer gets a flare tries to wave drivers away from the scene. at one point had to throw the flare at an approaching car. drivers again continuing to disregard that officer. went around him and through the floodwaters. that's a good example of why you should pay attention to officers who are on the scene. watching these floodwaters recede in downtown san jose, this is the alameda, under the bridge to the railroad tracks, that leads to the diridon station. they are on it and they are trying to clean it up. live in downtown san jose, kiet do, kpix 5. >> before you head out this morning, be sure to check out kpix.com. you will find everything you need to be prepared for this rainy day including hour-by- hour forecasts. 5:36. some other news now. police hope some surveillance video will lead to the men who beat a homeless man to death in san francisco. the video shows one young man stomping and kicking 67-year- old tai lam who was in a sleeping bag at the time near
sutter and montgomery streets last sunday. san francisco police are not releasing that footage. another video shows three men calmly smoking on some nearby steps. police say they later went back attacked lam again and killed him. >> this attack is extremely brutal in nature and the fact that they left, came back and resumed the attack speaks volumes about how bad it was. >> he was homeless and on crutches. the lack of motive suggests the murder was done for fun. the assassin game, players who pay $5 to join are given the name of a classmate to assassinate. that can be done by shooting the victim with a nerf gun or drawing a red line on the victim's throat. police say it's a dangerous game because some people don't know it's a game and call the cops about kids with guns. >> authorities in missouri are considering charges against stepfather michael brown. the young man who was fatally shot by a ferguson police
officer. they are now trying to determine if louis head was trying to incite a riot when he shouted burn this [ censored ] down before protestors. this happened after the shooting of michael brown. a candlelight vigil was held for michael brown yesterday evening at san jose state university. people gathered at the student union. they hope it leads to a broader discussion on campus about relations between police and minorities. in contra costa county, richmond police chief chris magnus has been chosen by the justice department to join a panel of experts looking into the ferguson fallout. the grand jury decision sparked violent protests in many parts of the country including oakland and san francisco. chief magnus has been credited with reducing violent crime and officer-involved shootings in richmond. oakland police have announced three more arrests from last week's vandalism. these men are charged with looting a business downtown and they are among dozens of people
arrested for protest-related crimes in oakland over the past week. it is 5:39 now. super bowl 50 organizers have announced a new plan to give back to the community. >> when we host super bowl 50, it won't just be a one-day event but a legacy fund that taps into the potential of the entire bay area. >> the 50 fund aims to reinvest 25% of all the money raised for the super bowl back into bay area nonprofits. the money will be awarded through grants to groups focused on youth development, community investment and the environment. >> we want to fund high impact organizations with some of our larger grants, and then we also want to make smaller grants throughout the bay area community to great nonprofits on the ground. >> the application period for the first round of grants opened yesterday. the first awards will be made this coming february. kpix 5 is a media partner with super bowl 50 to be played in
2016 at the 49ers stadium in santa clara and, of course, the game is right here on channel 5 too. international markets are mixed today after another record day on wall street. let's chat. jill wagner of cbsmoneywatch.com live in new york with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank and michelle. we'll see if the dow can reach 18,000 this week. hard to believe, right? yesterday, energy and healthcare stocks helped push the markets to new records. the dow was up 102. the nasdaq was up 28. twitter is helping fight back against online harassment. the social media site is going to give users better ways to report abuse and bullying and twitter says it will respond faster to complaints. and hershey's changing up its recipe for peppermint patties and other popular goodies. the candymaker will likely replace high fructose corn syrup in some of its product with sugar. mean people avoid the corn syrup because it causes obesity and diabetes.
experts don't agree. as long as they still taste like they do, frank and michelle. >> love me some hershey's chocolate. >> me, too. >> this is cool. my mom was a lefty but i guess there's a new study that compares how much lefties make over a lifetime as compared to righties? and what did they find out? >> reporter: lefties are known to be more creative and they are sought-after for sports teams but they fall short when it comes to finances. a new harvard study finds that lefties will earn 12% less over the course of their lifetimes than people who are right- handed. and according to the "daily mail" the data suggests left- handed children are more likely to have learning issues. interesting. frank and michelle? >> my mom would tie our hands behind our back, do not use your left hand because as a kid she had to grow up with a desk and write all kind of weird. she made sure we were all righties. she didn't want us to go through that pain. so hey. >> pretty interesting. >> reporter: more presidents are lefties, though. >> interesting. >> that is an interesting
state water officials say 's stil the recent rains have been a big help but we are still in a drought. state water officials say it's still not the time to ease up or water conservation what some people have been doing. in october there was only a 7% reduction in water use compared to the 12% reduction in august. water conservationists say reservoirs are still at historic lows and the snowpack is nowhere near what it needs to be yet. well, a piece he have art is causing some controversy in
north oakland. it is a 20-foot-tall bright blue obelisk. the temescal business improvement district says it's intended to welcome people to the neighborhood but some critics say it's ugly and let it be known months ago weather a drawing was made available for some public input. >> it almost made my cry. it was worse than i thought. >> it's a pleasant welcome. >> the cost to thousand dollars was split between the district and property owners. >> it looks okay. are we going to traffic? >> i think we are. let's kick it over to liz who has been busy. >> i know. head spinning with all the new accidents coming in and flooding reports. i'll break it down with some of the worst three maybe accidents we're seeing right now. first there's a new one coming into san francisco. northbound 280 approaching san jose avenue, it sounds like flooding in the area first a couple of lanes blocked and now word of an accident so it's
slow on 280. 101 has its own issue now on 101 at vermont with a semiautomatic landslide. this is an injury accident a person reportedly trapped in his car coming into menlo park northbound 101 at marsh road and now we are seeing a good backup behind it. this traffic alert in fairfield has been out there for a while an overturned semi westbound 80 approaching abernathy. so those are probably the three worst accidents out the door but flooding reports continue to come in including in san jose. the connector ramp northbound 87 to northbound 2880. we are hearing that connector ramp is at least partially closed. and here's a live look at the golden gate bridge. marin county has been hit with one flooding report after another all along that southbound 101 corridor. it all started in petaluma with a full forecast early this morning. all lanes are back open. but this stretch right before you reach the golden gate bridge, they have two different flooding issues out there now. the right lanes are blocked by flooding on sub 101 in sausalito and then approaching highway 1 they have up to two
to three lanes blocked. they keep changing it. but we know crews are out there now to get more lanes open. be careful. or use bart. we have been dealing with our own little issues with bart, though. they have been dealing with equipment problems -- they have been dealing with equipment problems on bart 10- to 15- minute delays at daly city in the sfo millbrae directions due to obstruction on the tracks. all other mass transit is on track. remember kcbs, our radio partner, when you hit the roads at 106.9 fm or 740-am. that's the latest from here. roberta has her "eye on the storm." >> i have to tell you one story. photojournalist cameraman greg wilk yesterday out shooting video in the rain for three hours, soaked to the bone so i said, greg, come into the tv station. i have old rain gear from chicago. that will do. so he took it and then what happens? he doesn't need it today
because he is inside this. he is in the comfort zone of mobile weather driving now throughout marin county and i have to tell you, folks, it has been getting rained on anywhere across the northern portion of the bay area today. on hi-def doppler radar, you can see what is greg and elizabeth are seeing. we have moderate to heavy rain on 101. it streams from novato into highway 121. it wraps around highway 37 into vallejo and american canyon. east of that activity we head to the 580/680 corridor. heavy in san ramon. west of the bay towards the santa cruz mountains, moderate
to heavy pockets of rain lifting out of the cupertino area, as well. we have light rain falling in the city of san francisco where our winds are up to 15 miles per hour. but san jose in the upper 50s gusts up to 31 miles per hour. here's the scene at the golden gate bridge. i like to look at the light here. we have a little bit of light rainfall. here's what you need to know. we'll continue to see the rain taper off during the afternoon hours. but still pockets of moderate to heavy rainfall and gusty winds out of the southeast. we will continue to see lingering rain showers into thursday as this area of low pressure -- this is the core now. it pushes east. upstream a new area of low pressure that will bring more rain on friday. let's walk you through your "hump day" wednesday. scattered showers throughout the day today, again at times pockets of heavy rainfall. and the gusty winds and even an isolated thunderstorm. we have seen plenty of lightning strikes this morning.
and you'll notice we gradually see the decrease intensity as the day wears on. but over the next 24 hours easily over an inch of rain in san rafael, nearly an inch of rain in san francisco about .75." .18" in san jose. two feet of snow above 7,000 feet in the high sierra. and that's why we have a winter storm warning in effect until thursday morning. big fat snowflakes like cement because it's all trapped in subtropical moisture. sunrise at 70. 4:51 p.m. sunset. temperatures today in the 60s with the breeze gussy winds. sunrise at 7:08 a.m. the wind is blowing the rain around like sheets with breezy gusty winds. lingering shower on thursday, chance of rain showers on friday. sunny bright and just dry over the weekend. and then monday another threat of rain showers. this is exactly what we need. we need a little drying out
period over the weekend and then bring in some more rain showers. >> especially on the weekend. . >> i have my tree up. >> not yet. >> i do but it's not decorated. >> getting there. >> i have the tree and the little village. the christmas tree on capitol hill in washington, d.c. is up and beautiful and lit up. this year's tree is an 88-foot white spruce that's from minnesota. the tree is decorated with thousands of ornaments made by children of the state of minnesota. very pretty. >> it is pretty. 5:51 right now. a live look out of san jose where a big storm is causing a flood of trouble especially for this car stuck in the water there. another look at traffic and weather coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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ago. there's also a high wind advisory in effect for the bay bridge and we are getting word of some flooding near the harrison street off-ramp. that's just one of many issues on the roads including this traffic alert in effect now in san francisco blocking up to four lanes on northbound 280. you want to catch a full breakdown of your "kcbs traffic," it's just minutes away. update on video. a passerby recorded this outside the lucky river chinese restaurant in san francisco. yes, that is a cook slamming slabs of frozen meat on a dirty sidewalk. the health department has seen the video and the worker is fired. and the remaining members of the cooking staff at the restaurant will be required to take an eight-hour food safety course. thieves may have ruined christmas for hundreds of needy children in santa cruz county. toys were stolen from two drop- off occasions before
thanksgiving. $15,000 worth of toys were stolen. 5:55. in the next half-hour, our mobile weather is driving the streets and this is marin county. the roads are slick and it will be slow. we have your full forecast and a look at the commute coming up next. >> heavy rainfall make it a mess in san jose. the car got flooded. more coming up in a live report. uality with the finest nespresso coffee blends. a revolution in technology with unique centrifusion. a revolution in taste with a naturally formed crema on both coffee and espresso. nespresso vertuoline. experience the revolution of coffee.
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the bay area is being shake good morning, i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. nearly 6:00 now. >> the bay area is being shaken by some rare weather this morning. check out this video of lightning strikes in petaluma. there's been over 20 strikes so far. and there could be more to come. and we have team coverage of the storm as it dumped rain all
over the bay area. roberta gonzales is in the weather center tracking the storm on our hi-def doppler radar. kiet do is in san jose where streets are flooding and ryan takeo is in san francisco where cars are submerged. ryan. >> reporter: just in the last half-hour we have seen city crews go ahead and they have dumped or taken all the water out vacuumed it all up basically and right now waiting for tow trucks. one of the drivers who was in one of the vehicles, let's bring you over here right now. basically what happened around 4:00? >> it was raining very hard a lot of lightning, a lot going on, on the freeway. so i tried to get off to avoid it and winded up in bigger trouble than i thought, you know, just drive. >> reporter: you were just explaining to the tow truck company right now, this wasn't a puddle. >> not at all. not at all. as soon as i opened the door the vehicle was totally submerged. i had to, you know, basically swim through the water a little over waist deep to get through it. >>